Session I - CLOSED
Open -
February 20, 2023
Deadline - June 25, 2023 - 11:59PM PST
Winner Announcement -
September 1, 2023
12 Grand Prize Winners (one in each category) and 36 Finalists (three in each category)

Session II - OPEN
Open -
June 26, 2023
Deadline - December 31, 2023 - 11:59PM PST
Winner Announcement -
March 1, 2024
12 Grand Prize Winners (one in each category) and 36 Finalists (three in each category)

2022 Lennon Awards
Winner Announcement -

May 1, 2023

Grand Prize Winners of Session I and Session II will compete head-to-head in an online voting battle to become the Lennon Award Winner in their respective category.

2022 Song of the Year
Winner Announcement -

July, 2023
One of the 12 Lennon Award Winners will win Song of the Year and $20,000.

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The John Lennon Songwriting Contest presents LOVE.

Contest Deadline: February 13, 2020
Winner Announcement: February 14, 2020

$30 per song. Entry fees from this contest help support the non-profit John Lennon Educational Tour Bus
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones
Copperpeace Strap
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite (AAX/AU/VST)
Genelec Pair of 8010 monitors with carry case
K&M E-Guitar Stand 17540
K&M Microphone Stand 26010-300-55
Mackie Mix12FX 12-Channel Compact Mixer with Effects
Mackie FreePlay LIVE Portable Personal PA with Bluetooth
Mackie Onyx Producer 2-2 USB Audio Interface
(2) Neutrik JLETB cable
OWC Mercury On-the-go Pro 1TB Hard Drive
OWC USB-C Travel Dock
Reason Studios Reason
Sonicbids Sonicbids membership (Gig Seeker Pro)
Yamaha PAC012DLX OVS Electric Guitar
Yamaha PSRE263 Keyboard & SKD2 Survival Kit


Each entry requires the following elements:
One Song five (5) minutes or less (mp3, CD or cassette)
A lyric sheet -- no lyrics necessary for instrumental compositions
A payment -- $30.00 per entry
A completed application

Read the Rules & Regulations carefully before entering.


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